Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol


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In A Christmas Carol, which of these lines is used to describe Mr. Fezziwig?

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1. What does it mean to say that Fezziwig is a foil to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

2. In A Christmas Carol, what does Fezziwig do for his employees on Christmas Eve?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Old Fezziwig! He plays a small, but significant part in Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol. The questions on this worksheet/quiz combo will test you on the kind of man he was, how Dickens portrays him through some important quotations, and how he relates to Ebenezer Scrooge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • Why Scrooge expresses a wish to have a few minutes' talk with his clerk
  • Who refers to Christmas as a ''poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December''
  • What Fezziwig does on Christmas Eve

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of A Christmas Carol to choose a quote that describes Mr. Fezziwig's character
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what makes Fezziwig a foil to Scrooge
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Fezziwig treats his employees on Christmas eve

Additional Learning

Examine the lesson titled Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol to find out more about this lovely gentleman. You should meet these objectives when you finish:

  • Discuss what Scrooge says when the Ghost of Christmas Past challenges his affection for Fezziwig
  • Identify Scrooge's co-worker at Fezziwig's shop
  • Name Scrooge's clerk